Durban: As part of strengthening the province’s ability to manage and respond to natural disasters, KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka will be launching the state-of-the-art Ugu Fire and Rescue Centre tomorrow Tuesday, 24 November, in Port Shepstone.
The launch comes at a time when KZN continues to experience inclement weather conditions that have wreaked havoc in communities across the province. Just this past week, three lives were lost in KZN as a result of weather-related incidents.
Speaking in advance of the launch, Hlomuka believes that the beefing up of municipal capacity is crucial to arresting the carnage caused by inclement weather conditions on the province’s population.
During the launch Hlomuka will also hand over houses built for victims of the April 2019 floods which claimed over 70 lives across the province. The houses to be handed over by Hlomuka have been built in conjunction with various social partners.
Furthermore, the MEC will hold a public engagement with the community of Gamalakhe, where he will official launch the province’s Summer Season Disaster Awareness Campaign.
Members of the media are invited to attend this event, the details of which are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Time: 08:45 am
Venue: Ugu Disaster Management Centre, Port Shepstone.